|West Wycombe||210 for 4|
|Fulmer||208 for 9|
|Fulmer lost by 6 wickets|
One of our regular opponents and never an easy game but always sociable, we arrived full of confidence following our 9 wicket victory the previous week.
Fulmer batted first and after a fluent start by Keith (17) started to lose wickets regularly.
Sri (7) and Will (12) will both regret the shots which led to their dismissals. The same applied to Ali who again looked in great touch before being bowled playing a careless shot for (20).
Raj went for a duck and David for 2 in a run out. This left Fulmer struggling at 79-6.
James joined by skipper Tony set about rebuilding with both starting to find the boundary and apply pressure to the WW attack. Their partnership was broken with the score at 166 when an over confident Tony tried to hit a straight ball onto the A40 and was summarily bowled.
Useful lower order runs from Ash (17) and James batting through (75*) meant that Fulmer ended their innings on 208-9 and went to tea in the hope that this would be enough.
After early breakthroughs, Fulmer found it increasingly tough to exercise any real level of control with a bowling attack which, on paper, looked pretty strong.
Credit to the WW batsmen especially Godfrey (80*) and Jones (46), disappointingly neither from Dad’s Army, who played well and on the quick outfield found the boundary increasingly easy to reach.
A couple of Fulmer’s old enemies – dropped catches and, more especially, Extras – returned with a vengeance with the latter reaching a staggering 39. This, obviously, significantly contributed to the ease with which WW reached their target in the 35th over and thus did the double over us. Of the bowlers Ash, Will , Ali and Ravi each took one wicket.
Both sets of players headed off to the local pub to reflect and were greeted by the quirky landlady Chris.
So not the result we were looking for but an enjoyable day against our old and sociable rivals.